The Ansonia Police Department is launching the tip411 alert system from CitizenObserver, a new interactive way to keep the community connected and informed through email, text message, and online public safety alerts. tip411 also allows the public to report crimes and other suspicious activities directly to police by sending anonymous text messages from their cell phone or via a free smartphone app.
“We believe an informed community is a safer community,” said Chief Kevin Hale of the Ansonia Police Department. “The new tip411 system allows our department to engage with the public and share information that will help make Ansonia a safer place.”
Members of the community can register to receive alerts from Ansonia Police via email and/or text message to their cell phone by opting to receive neighborhood-specific or citywide alerts about public safety issues in their area. Community members are encouraged to sign up online by visiting www.CityofAnsonia.com
The public can also share information on crimes and other suspicious activity by sending an anonymous web or text tip to police. While not a replacement for dialing 911 in an emergency, those wishing to share information anonymously with police can simply text AnsoniaPD and their message to 847411 (tip411).
The new AnsoniaPD App for iPhone and Android from tip411 enables the public to share an anonymous tip with police and lets the officers respond back creating an anonymous two-way conversation.
The AnsoniaPD App and tip411 anonymous text a tip system are 100% anonymous, as the technology removes all identifying information before police see the tips and there is no way to identify the sender.
Residents in the City of Ansonia without a smartphone will still be able to send an anonymous text tip via their cell phone to police by texting keyword AnsoniaPD and their message/tip to 847411 (tip411). Anonymous web tips can also be submitted through the department’s website at www.CityofAnsonia.com or on the Department’s Facebook page on the Submit a Tip- tip411 tab.
Those with questions, or who need help signing up for alerts, are asked to call Ansonia Police at 203-735-1885.